Congress advances state cannabis protections (Newsletter: June 29, 2022)

Congress advances state cannabis protections (Newsletter: June 29, 2022)
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DC approves medical marijuana self-certify without doctors; WA drug decrim effort stalls; Nancy Mace talks legalization; FL awards student hemp essays Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Paid for by readers like you. Marijuana Moment’s newsletter and in-depth cannabis reporting is made possible by the 700+ people who subscribe to us on Patreon. Support our work for $25/month and gain access to valuable insider data, exclusive interview audio, and more: / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to protect all state, territory and tribal marijuana programs from federal interference. The Washington, D.C. Council passed a bill to let people self-certify as medical cannabis patients, without a doctor’s recommendation—effectively circumventing Congress’s rider blocking the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in the nation’s capital. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) spoke to Marijuana Moment about what it means that she prevailed in her Republican primary despite attacks over her cannabis reform advocacy—and what comes next for her legalization bill in Congress. Washington State activists are giving up on an effort to place a drug decriminalization initiative on the November ballot—even as a new poll shows strong voter support for the measure.  Their focus now is on pressuring lawmakers to act in 2023. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried—also a Democratic gubernatorial candidate—announced the winners of a state student essay contest on hemp innovation. The 5th-to-11th-grade entrants were asked to come up with new hemp-based inventions.…

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